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JBT Argentina citrus seminar to highlight lucrative income streams

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JBT will be holding a one-day seminar for citrus processors in Argentina this month, which will focus on major innovations for lemon, orange and grapefruit juice producers that can help improve yields and benefit from the lucrative essential oil market.

To be staged in the Hilton Garden Inn Tucumán, San Miguel de Tucumán, on November 22, the event will highlight how valuable essential oils and d-limonene can be effectively extracted from citrus peel, while examining other beneficial technologies recently introduced by JBT.

Effective extraction
According to JBT sales and marketing regional manager, Januário Soligon, the seminar will draw particular attention to the successes achieved by JBT’s oil and juice extraction technologies, which have proven to be very effective in extracting essential oils and d-limonene.

“We have now introduced version III of the MORE, a system which extracts essential oils from lemons and other citrus varieties, and will be showing the customers the benefits and gains of yield,” explains Soligon.

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“We are in the process of developing a smaller version of the READYGo d-LIMONENE system for small-to-medium processors who have three-six extractors, which enable processors to recover valuable d-limonene from citrus peel.”

Used for a wide range of applications from cleaning liquids to cosmetics, extracting d-limonene can provide an additional, lucrative income stream for citrus processors that would otherwise go to waste.

Fresh innovations
Special focus will also be placed during the meeting on some of the new technologies and innovations that JBT is making available to processors in South America, including how IceGen’s slurry ice system can be used to preserve juice quickly and safely.

Details will also be given about how innovative pasteurization technology from JBT Stork Food & Dairy Systems – which was previously almost exclusively used in the dairy sector – is being applied in the juice industry. The system, the Sterideal® Coil Heat Exchanger, offers major benefits for processors, including the fact that it consumes only 26% of the steam compared to traditional linear tubing systems.

The Tucumán seminar will also introduce Aurratech’s (a JBT alliance partner) Fog-In-Place technology – a sanitizing system that guarantees 100% surface contact and airborne disinfection using a fraction of the water consumed by traditional sanitizing processes. As well as this, the event will highlight research and development work being carried out by JBT in Brazil to improve fruit yields.

The JBT Citrus Juice Technology Seminar will be held on November 22 at the Hilton Garden Inn Tucumán, San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina.

For more information about the seminar, please contact: 

Martín Castro – JBT Argentina

Yara Rocha – JBT Brasil

JBT Brazil showcases new solutions for juice sector

Araraquara workshop

JBT Brazil has held the fourth edition of its Open House events at its Araraquara facility, which was focused on spreading customer awareness and understanding of JBT’s latest innovations, developments and new solutions for liquid food processors.

JBT speakers used the event to highlight – among other innovations – the READYGo™ d-LIMONENE system developed by JBT to extract valuable d-Limonene oil from citrus peel at the highest yields in the market, in the process helping processors take advantage of a potentially lucrative market.

With a range of uses as an ingredient for cosmetic products to a component for cleaning liquids, d-Limonene can deliver additional potential earnings for citrus processors that would otherwise go down the drain.

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New applications
The event, explained JBT’s Januário Soligon, consisted of presentations and a workshop, which were aimed at sharing innovations with customers so they know JBT “always delivers the best in terms of equipment and solutions”.

One major development of particular significance to Brazil’s important juice sector has been JBT’s introduction of innovative solutions that were previously used exclusively in the dairy industry. This comes following JBT’s acquisition of Stork Food & Dairy Systems (SFDS) in 2015.

“SFDS’s coil heat exchanger for aseptic systems has been used in the dairy business for many years, but not featured in the juice sector,” says Soligon. “Having SFDS in the JBT team we are looking at opportunities to leverage these pasteurization systems in the orange juice segment.


“This technology offers significant benefits for our customers – it uses only 26% of the steam of a traditional tube-in-tube system.”

Soligon says the coil heat exchanger is also beneficial in terms of its size, explaining that through its design it occupies significantly less space than the linear tubing that is typically used in the juice sector, while maintenance costs are also substantially lower.

Citrus Technology Seminar
JBT’s next South America event will be the Citrus Juice Technology Seminar to be staged in the Hilton Garden Inn Tucumán, San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina on November 22. The event will highlight how valuable essential oils and d-limonene can be effectively extracted from citrus peel, while examining other beneficial technologies recently introduced by JBT.

For more information about the seminar, please contact: 

Martín Castro – JBT Argentina

Yara Rocha – JBT Brasil


Innovative JBT coil heat exchanger trialed with purees & sauces


JBT Corporation has begun trials of an innovative coil heat exchanger for aseptic systems – until now used to sterilize milk products – for processed fruit and vegetable products, with very positive results recorded so far.

Speaking at Cibus Tec 2016, which took place in Parma from October 25-28, JBT R&D manager for Liquid Foods in Parma Antonio Aldini explained that the opportunity to trial the system with fruits and vegetables came about following JBT’s acquisition of Stork Food & Dairy Systems in 2015.

With research and technology centers in Parma and Amsterdam, Aldini said that the JBT decided to “challenge” the coil heat exchanger to test whether it would be as effective with fruit and vegetable concentrates and puree as it had been with dairy.

Following successful initial tests in Amsterdam with tomato sauces and apple puree, which delivered very encouraging results, the research is now being expanded to the Parma facility to include medium viscous products.

Learn more about JBT’s Heat Exchangers for aseptic systems

Unlike JBT’s traditional ‘quad tube’ system, which is also used to sterilize viscous fruit purees and sauces, the coil heat exchanger comprises a single, curving coil, which offers improved heat transfer and a more homogenous product treatment.

With no joints between individual tubes, the coil heat exchanger also offers a more hygienic system that is easy is clean and avoids most risks associated with fibrous material blocking pipes.

JBT’s initial tests with viscous products were positive, with no impact recorded on either the visual appearance or quality of the purees and sauces.

Read Dairy Reporter’s full report on the Cibus Tec seminar

JBT brings fresh innovations to Gulfood Manufacturing


JBT is highlighting its complete line of solutions, from fillingclosing and sterilization to aseptic and Extended Shelf Life technologies, for food and drink processors at Gulfood Manufacturing 2016, which is taking place in Dubai from November 7-9.

From primary product through to final packaging, JBT offers innovative, technological systems for fruit, vegetable and dairy processors that focus on high product quality and safety while ensuring low Total Cost of Ownership.

Speaking ahead of the show, Patrick Schoenaers, EMENA Marcom Coordinator for JBT Liquid Foods, explained that, following its acquisitions of, among others, Stork Food & Dairy Systems and A&B Process Systems, JBT is now able to offer an even wider range of products and process solutions.

In fact, technologies now available from JBT include in-container sterilization, in-flow thermal processing, and aseptic filling for nearly everything from cans to pouches, glass and plastic bottles.

“JBT now offers a complete line of solutions, not just filling, closing and in-container sterilization, but also aseptic, UHT and Extended Shelf Life solutions – this is the key message we will be highlighting to visitors to our booth,” Schoenaers added.

JBT is exhibiting at stand D1-4 at Gulfood Manufacturing 2016 from November 7-9 in the Dubai World Trade Centre.